My conversation with my better half after a long-awaited viewing of Sultan
Me – That seems like a ‘and they lived happily ever after’ kind of movie. I like it
Better Half – Really? I don’t think it was happy every after for ‘Aarfa’
Me – They have tried to do that , haven’t they? She goes back to wrestling and is pregnant at the end of the movie
Better Half – But she did not win the Olympic gold which she always wanted. I am sure it was not a happy ending for her
Me ( trying to defend ) – True, but did you notice her father’s reaction when she tells him about the pregnancy? Her father wanted her to focus on the medal. That shows a different picture doesn’t it?
Better half (begrudgingly) – May be.
Me (sensing a victory) – If you notice, she was the main character in the movie. The whole story takes place because of her. Just like Ramayan and Mahabharat
Better half (with a great smile) – And you think it was ‘happily ever after for Sita’ ?
Me (not sure what to expect next) – I guess. Wasn’t it? ( trying hard to remember the Ramayan story)
Better half – Ram’s exile ended but Sita’s didn’t . She had to walk through fire to prove her purity. She had to go away in exile again while pregnant and raise 2 kids on her own in difficult conditions and finally she was swallowed by earth. Where is the happy ending in that!
Me (stunned and speechless)